U.S. patients choosing Mexican hospitals for price, quality

Jul 29, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Denton Record-Chronicle

“Our country will go broke unless we find a health care alternative”

By ALFREDO CORCHADO and LAURENCE ILIFF / The Dallas Morning News acorchado@dallasnews.com , liliff@dallasnews.com First in an occasional series When Carrollton resident Brian Woods needed laser eye surgery last ... via Denton Record-Chronicle

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Mary Jane

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I have known of several women who have gone to have liposuction and plastic surgery in Monterrey, Mexico and come back in very sad conditions. One of them is now in a vegetible stage due to too much anesthisia. Others have gone for plastic surgery and come back with unbelievable cuts and infections where US doctors have to re-do the surgery and they are left with bad scars from the first surgery performed in Monterrey. With all the drug cartel activity in Mexico I would not go either as a tourist nor for any kind of surgery. If anything goes wrong over there you cannot sue the doctors/hospitals because it is not your country of orgin.
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I had surgery in Acuna, Mexico. The doctors came from Monterrey, Mx. I paid a fraction of what I would have paid here in the U.S. I had a leg lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. I absolutly loved my doctors. They treated me wonderful. I received better care than I have ever received in the U.S. I am planning on returning for breast implants next year. People in the U.S. are scared by horror stories that come from people who have never even been to Mexico. There are good doctors and bad ones both in Mexico and in the United States. Just do some serious research prior to making your decisions instead of believing everything you hear. VIVA MEXICO!!!!
becca

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nancy can you give me the name of the doctors who performed your surgery?
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I had surgery in Acuna, Mexico. The doctors came from Monterrey, Mx. I paid a fraction of what I would have paid here in the U.S. I had a leg lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. I absolutly loved my doctors. They treated me wonderful. I received better care than I have ever received in the U.S. I am planning on returning for breast implants next year. People in the U.S. are scared by horror stories that come from people who have never even been to Mexico. There are good doctors and bad ones both in Mexico and in the United States. Just do some serious research prior to making your decisions instead of believing everything you hear. VIVA MEXICO!!!!
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I agree with Nancy, Monterrey is a huge city with Universities, great Hospitals, etc. People here in the US just listen to the news and the news only reports bad news.

When someone has some successful surgery, it goes unreported, if something real bad happens, it'll be on the front page.

A friend of mine went to Monterrey to have that laser surgery, now she doesnt where her glasses anymore, and she feels a lot better about herself. All for half the price.

Oh, my uncle Beto went to Mexico the other day to have some false teeth made, in Camargo, right here on the border, across from Rio Grande City, for about 1/3 of what he was asked to pay here.

I'm sure bad things do happen in Mexico, but double that happens here in the good ol US of A. The general population has this misconception that only American people can do anything, they just dont get it, all people in all places can do stuff, not just us. Why pay 2 or 3 times as much?????
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My friend went to Mexico and they removed his wallet!
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nancy can you give me the name of the doctors who performed your surgery?
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wanting a tummy tuck can you refer me to someone please
villegasj85@yahoo.com
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Hey is there any way you could send me the names of your surgons??? THANK YOU!!!
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I had surgery in Acuna, Mexico. The doctors came from Monterrey, Mx. I paid a fraction of what I would have paid here in the U.S. I had a leg lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. I absolutly loved my doctors. They treated me wonderful. I received better care than I have ever received in the U.S. I am planning on returning for breast implants next year. People in the U.S. are scared by horror stories that come from people who have never even been to Mexico. There are good doctors and bad ones both in Mexico and in the United States. Just do some serious research prior to making your decisions instead of believing everything you hear. VIVA MEXICO!!!!
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Nov 18, 2008
 
How much do you end up paying? Can you give some prices!!
SANDY

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Aug 28, 2009
 
Can any one give me names and prices of Dr. in Monterrey Mex. Thanks crazyruca@hotmail.com
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Dr. that do good tummy tuck work. please send me some info any one. crazyruca@hotmail.com
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Thank you Nancy for your enlightened contribution! I had a TT done two years ago and last summer implants, both by Dr. Alfredo Meza, in Cuernavaca. Tranquil and perfect place to recover. I had no complications but can't imagine how anyone could be up to driving! Dr. Meza and his team (anesthesiologist) are all board-certified, and I paid $35/night at a cute B&B nearby. http://plasticsurgerymexico.plastica-medica.c...
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Feb 3, 2010
 
I just recently moved to Monterrey,mx from the U.S. I am wanting to get some lipo, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation while I'm here about how much will it cost me and can someone give me information for a good doctor here. My email is edt5@live.com
Amerimex Surgical Group

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May 7, 2010
 
We have a very good connection in Monterrey who is a professor of surgery at a major medical center. He is a weight loss surgery specialist and knows many qualified cosmetic surgeons. If you know anyone who is interested in weight loss surgery or cosmetic just let me know and we can help you. www.mysurgeryinmexico.com

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Go stand on the street cor. in any mexican town and you will loose weight with all the bullet holes you will get from your own people,Proven fact.
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headsup wrote:
Go stand on the street cor. in any mexican town and you will loose weight with all the bullet holes you will get from your own people,Proven fact.
I agree with this dude
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headsup wrote:
Go stand on the street cor. in any mexican town and you will loose weight with all the bullet holes you will get from your own people,Proven fact.
I agree with this guy he seems to know what will happen to you down in the dirty land of the violent ones that want to come up north and set up shop and the state and fed's leave them along or else.
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I stay in my home country you non card holders go back and leave us legal ones alone
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Their some good doctors and their some bad one as well.Just do your homework before heading out there.
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can you tell me what surgeon you used im looking for one in acuna thanks email me at crazygirlntn@comcast.net
Nancy wrote:
I had surgery in Acuna, Mexico. The doctors came from Monterrey, Mx. I paid a fraction of what I would have paid here in the U.S. I had a leg lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. I absolutly loved my doctors. They treated me wonderful. I received better care than I have ever received in the U.S. I am planning on returning for breast implants next year. People in the U.S. are scared by horror stories that come from people who have never even been to Mexico. There are good doctors and bad ones both in Mexico and in the United States. Just do some serious research prior to making your decisions instead of believing everything you hear. VIVA MEXICO!!!!
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Jun 13, 2010
 
can you tell me the name of the surgeons im looking for one in acuna and you live in texas?can you tell me how close is the beaches to any info you can give me i was going to tijuana but if i can find one closer to texas border will b best i live n tn thanks email me crazygirlntn@comcast.net

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